Alumni Directory

Au, Darin G. T.

MM: 1996
darin [at]

Guitarist and composer; currently Academy Music Department Head at Punahou School (Honolulu, HI).

Au, Siu Ming Stefan

MM: 1994 DMA: 1998 MME: 1999
stefanau [at]

Senior Teaching Fellow in the Division of Music at The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Austin, Larry

BM (Music Education): 1951 MM (Music Theory): 1952
larryaustin [at]

Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas (1978-96); pioneering composer of experimental and computer music. Distinguished UNT Alumnus, 1968; UNT College of Music Alumni Appreciation Award, 2007.

Ayres, Ryan

BM Composition: 2016 BM Theory: 2016
ayrescomposition [at]

Freelance composer and engraver in the DFW area.

Baca, Daniel

BM: 2002

Baczewski, Philip

BM: 1978 MM: 1979 DMA: 1989
Philip.Baczewski [at]

Director of Academic Computing and User Services, University of North Texas Computing and Information Technology Center.

Bailo, Brandon

BM: 2000
brandonium77 [at]

Balentine, Bruce

BM: 1971 MM: 1975

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Integration Group; author of the industry best-seller How to Build a Speech Recognition Application, which is considered the definitive style guide for human factors design in interactive voice response (IVR).

Bales, Kenton

MM: 1977 DMA: 1980
kbales [at]

Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Ball, Jeanette

BM: 1945 MM: 1946
jeanette.ball [at]

Director of Senior Adult Activities at St. John's United Methodist Church (Austin, TX).

Bardin, Charles

MM: 1983

Barragan, Jorge

BM: 1997

Barrera, Joe Oscar, Jr.

BM: 1974 MM: 1976
barscoring [at]

Film and television composer based in Glendale, California. Instructor at Citrus College Recording Arts Department (2000 – present); former Instructor of Music Business at Grammy Camp (2005) and Instructor of Music at Pasadena City College (1999-2000).

Barrow, Arthur

BM: 1975
bigear [at]

Freelance composer, performer, and producer based in Los Angeles; former bassist for Frank Zappa (1978-80). Recently featured in the Winter 2007 issue of The North Texan alumni magazine.

Bautista, Gabriel

BM: 2010
gsoundstudio [at]

Currently composing, teaching, and recording in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area.

Baylock, Alan

MM (Jazz Studies; related field in Composition): 1994

Composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist, and educator, based in Virginia. Founder and leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, his works have been performed by such notable musicians as Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Spyro Gyra, and many others.

Beard, Timothy

BM: 1983
tim.beard [at]

Graduate studies in computer science, subsequent work in software development; currently Pastor of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Bible Church (Roswell, GA).

Beasley, Lida Oliver

BM: 1956

Master's degree from University of Illinois; retired Professor of Music at Santa Monica College, where she was founding conductor of the SMC Symphony Orchestra.

Bejo, Ermir

PhD: 2017
2ermir [at]

Currently Bejo teaches music composition and audio technology in Dallas U.S.

Belden, George

DMA: 1976
gbelden [at]

Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.